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U.S. Conducting Airstrikes In Afghan City Of Kunduz

Afghan security forces gather at the roadside a day after Taliban insurgents overran the strategic northern city of Kunduz, on September 29, 2015.  Afghanistan on September 29, 2015, mobilized reinforcements for a counter-offensive to take back Kunduz, a day after Taliban insurgents overran the strategic northern city in their biggest victory since being ousted from power in 2001. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Afghan security forces gather at the roadside a day after Taliban insurgents overran the strategic northern city of Kunduz, on September 29, 2015. Afghanistan on September 29, 2015, mobilized reinforcements for a counter-offensive to take back Kunduz, a day after Taliban insurgents overran the strategic northern city in their biggest victory since being ousted from power in 2001. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Special Forces are now involved in the battle against the Taliban in the city of Kunduz, which is about 150 miles north of Kabul. The Taliban seized the city Monday,biggest victory since the U.S. invasion toppled the Taliban regime after 2001.

This battle comes as U.S. commanders are telling the Obama administration they think American troops should stay in Afghanistan beyond 2016. Amidst all of this, Russia has started its first airstrikes on Syria.

USA Today’s Pentagon correspondent Tom Vanden Brook speaks with Here & Now‘s Robin Young about what this all means.

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